With the release of Boot Camp, I've decided it's time to sell my PC and pick up an Intel Mac to replace it. Long story short, I figure the most cost-effective route that will work for me is to sell both my PC and my PowerBook and buy a MacBook Pro. I'm excited to upgrade to the MBP -- I spent a few minutes on one in the Apple store and it seemed to me to be faster, even, than my G5. However, I'm nervous to upgrade at the same time - I'm concerned that many of my non-Universal programs will run slower on the MBP than on the PowerBook. Most of my work revolves around Final Cut Studio, and I figure the MacBook Pro will be much better than my PowerBook for video work now that FCS is Universal. I also do a lot of 3D work in Cinema 4D, but once again, I figure since it's Universal the MBP will be a huge improvement over my PowerBook. My concern is the applications I use frequently that aren't universal. The top three of these are Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop Elements. I'm not too concerned about Office or Dreamweaver -- I would assume that those would run fine under Rosetta (input would be appreciated, though -- any real-life experience there?) My biggest concern about the switch is the performance of Photoshop Elements. Has anyone run it on an Intel Mac, and if so - what are the results? Is it unbearably slow, or usable? I'm currently running Photoshop Elements 2 on a 1.5Ghz PBG4 with 512MB RAM, so I would think if I move to a MBP with 1GB RAM and a 1.83Ghz Core Duo I would get similar performance to my current machine... but can anyone confirm that? My last concern is that I use FileMaker Pro for an occasional database. Unfortunately, I use version 3 (since a friend bought the latest version and gave me his old copy, which does what I need just fine.) -- which runs only on OS 9. I assume I'm out of luck there -- I'll have to buy the OS X version if I want to continue using FileMaker, right? If I'm not mistaken, Rosetta doesn't support Classic. I'm down to the last three questions now -- First off, I'm aiming toward the 1.83Ghz MacBook Pro. I really don't see the need to pay an extra $500 for the extra .17Ghz, extra 512MB of RAM (I can easily upgrade the 1.83's RAM for a lot less!) and extra video memory. Any reason to go up to the 2.0Ghz? Second to last -- As mentioned, I plan to dual-boot into Windows for a little bit of programming and the occasional video game. I mostly play sim games (The Sims 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon, SimCity, etc.) And the occasional shooter (mostly Halo). From what I've read, it looks like the MacBook should run these just fine, but, once again, confirmation would be nice. Finally -- Has anyone compared the speed of the MBP to the PMG5? My main machine is a Dual 2.5Ghz G5 Tower, With 2GB RAM and a 250GB Hard drive. I'd be curious to see how the MBP Compares. I guess that's about it -- if anyone has any other comments, pointers, or warnings about the switch, I'd really appreciate to hear them. As always, thanks in advance for any help you can give, and sorry again for the long post!